|Yellow Birch Floors
Yellow Birch is the official tree of Quebec, Canada and is considered a domestic hardwood. The wood carries a wide range of colors which makes the wood unique. The heartwood ranges in color from light to dark golden-brown and light reddish-brown. Yellow Birch is a closed grain wood with an even texture. Yellow birch’s main appeal is that it holds glue, takes stains and polishes extremely well. A soft wood that is lighter then most hardwoods, this wood can sometimes be mistaken for maple.
It is among the most featureless of all North American hardwoods. Yellow Birch has a small degree of luster, making it seem almost dull in appearance. In addition to wood flooring, Yellow birch is commonly used in furniture, veneers, interior finishing, windowsills, cutting surfaces, drumsticks, violin bows, and wooden novelties. It is readily available, and is priced moderately for just about any American home.
Appearance: has a light yellow or pale appearance.
Characteristics: strong and durable.
Janka Hardness: 1260
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